If you’re anything like the average homeowner, you probably don’t think about the ductwork running through your home and making your home comfort control possible. After all, air ducts are hidden from view for a reason. You shouldn’t really have to think about them very much.
But, occasionally they do need some attention. You certainly don’t need to know all the ins and outs of your HVAC ductwork, but there are a few things we do think you should know about duct cleaning and why it’s important.
Professional duct cleaning is a service that can clear out your air ducts–these ducts can accumulate pounds of dust in just a few short years. Duct cleaning is an absolutely necessary service.
Help Your Indoor Air Quality
The primary reason many homeowners in Joliet and the surrounding areas choose to have duct cleaning done is because it helps their indoor air quality. Sure, your HVAC systems do have their own air filter and you might even have additional indoor air quality equipment to help with air quality issues, but these systems are installed at the return duct, where the air is drawn out of your home. Your ducts blow air into your home.
This means that particles such as allergens, dirt, germs, irritants, and other debris can infiltrate and circulate throughout your home easily, through cracks in the ductwork, through the vents, etc. Professional duct cleaning requires a professional such as a member of our team to completely suck out this debris. This means that allergens and germs won’t have a way to enter your home.
Help Your HVAC Performance
Did you know that dirt and debris sitting in your air ducts right now can actually interfere with the performance of your forced-air air conditioning system and heater? The most efficient HVAC systems cool, or heat, the air and then blow it back out to the rooms of the home via the direct route of your ductwork. Dirty ducts can create friction and resistance that slows down that air.
As a result, if your ducts are too dirty, you might actually be paying more for heating and cooling than you should have to. Even worse, there’s a good chance that your ductwork has major leaks, and you may need a professional to asses whether any part of your ducts need more than just cleaning–they may need sealing, repair, or even replacement.
What Else Should You Know About Duct Cleaning?
There are inexperienced handy-people out there who will offer duct cleaning. They may offer it at a very low price. But this is definitely one of those “you get what you pay for” types of services. Only a professional HVAC technician can guarantee to effectively clean your ducts, without causing any other damage, and while doing a very thorough job!